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HOULDEN Family HistoryRecorded as Holden, Holdin, Houlden, Houldin, Howlden, and the dialectals Holdren and Holdron, this is an English medieval surname. It is locational and probably originally from the places called Holden in the counties of Lancashire and West Yorkshire, although similiarly named places may have existed elsewhere in the country. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th century words "hol", meaning deep, and "denu", a valley; hence, "deep valley". Locational surnames were developed when former inhabitants of a place moved to another area, usually to seek work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace.
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